Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Erin's Mask for Romeo and Juliet

I'm so proud of Erin, my granddaughter.

She had a project to make, and needed a mask. This was the only "mask" I had. It's a mold. But since the skies were charcoal colored and the snowstorm was moving in, we decided it was not a good idea to go to Hobby Lobby for a smaller one.

So, she penciled in where she wanted to cut it down and got to work. 

It was about a 5-6 hour day of creating.

There's one thing about 15 year-olds, they definitely have their own ideas. 

I did NOT want to cramp her style, which is much more conservative than mine, but wonderful, so I just laid out the products she could work with and let her imagination run wild.

She used Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso on the mask, then White Crackle Paste. When dry she sprayed with several coats of Vintage Pink Mica Powder+Water, and then Gold.

The Eyes were hand painted with gold acrylic paint and then she added Gold Rush Glass Glitter. (She sealed it with a mix of water+Soft Gloss Gel..gotta protect those eyes!)

The Chipboard cut-outs from Retro Cafe Art Gallery were painted and then different colors of Pink and Gold Finnabair Glitters were sprinkled on. She also picked a purple Dylusions spray for the white paper flowers to add with a single pearl center and 3D Matte Gel.

I did punch the holes for the ribbons with the Crop-a-dile to add the eyelets for the ribbons. I never would have used brown ribbon, but it really looks great in the picture. I would've put the embellishments on both sides....but she liked them just on the one side....her simplicity is beautiful.

VERY proud of her, and her wonderful design ideas. She won the contest and came home with a bag of Hershey's. 

Life is Good!



Judys Lace Creations said...

Very "glam" mask! Lovely of you to just let her go!

JuJu Crafts said...

FANTASTIC - She did an amazing job, looks like you have another artist in the family.

Shirley Manuel said...

Fabbylous 😊